First off - thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we’ve already raised $1,745! Don’t miss out on helping us reach our $5,000 goal - donate here.
Next up this week is Shirley, who has been a member since 2018 and is one of our Team Leads. Here’s a bit from my chat with her.
Q: What’s your favourite thing about working with Binners’ Project?
Reducing a lot of garbage into nothing. We get 10 bags of garbage and turn it into two bags, so it’s cool to see that we’re making a difference. One of our clients came out and saw we had so many bags going in and only came out with two and was so impressed. She goes: “It’s unreal, I never thought that much could be composted.” But there’s a lot in there that can be composted.
Q: Last week you helped do an online workshop with some students. How did that go?
It was a lot of fun. We got to listen to the kids, and we got to tell our stories. Some of the kids appreciated it and they asked me what I was going to do after COVID was all over, and I said hopefully I can get back to my job at the Convention Centre. That was my favourite spot. We always had regular work there.
Q: What’s something else you’re excited about post-COVID?
Going out and walking around like normal again, and not having to wear a mask. I get freaked out when people don’t wear masks on the bus, and the busses are starting to get really full these days, so sometimes I get out and wait for another one. I’m excited to not have to worry about that anymore.
Thanks for following along, and I’m excited to share a few more stories with you next week. We only have 2 more weeks to reach our $5,000 goal – donate now.
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